Reader Poll – Into the future

Hello Readers,

I’d like your advice – yes – particularly you lurkers who never comment.

It seems increasingly likely that my geographically specific domain name will become redundant – and it’s problematic even if our geographical location maintains its status quo – because it gets picked up in all sorts of Google Alerts that I don’t necessarily want it to…

So, I’m plotting and planning a change. And I have two current conceptual options (to be narrowed down to specific domains) that would move this away from being purely a site for my personal ramblings and in to something more defined. I don’t want to write my suggested domains down in case some enterprising reader snaps them up and holds them to ransom.

But here are my options:

1. I like to think that the one thing uniting all of my disparate postings and rambling musings is an overarching appreciation of “cleverness” – some things falling into the “too clever” category. I see this site as almost a repository of other people’s clever ideas. This domain would have something to do with the study of cleverness pertaining to stupid and needless gadgetry, coffee and the rest… it also begins with the letter “c” which works given my categorical nomenclature.

2. I also am entertaining a mild fascination with the Biblical character Eutychus. Eutychus is the guy who fell asleep during one of Paul’s rambling sermons and fell out a window to his death – only to be raised by Paul (no doubt through some sense of remorse for being so boring). I hope this changed Paul’s preaching. I like to think of Eutychus as the patron saint of not being boring.

3. I could go down a more boring avenue and pick some other word, or combination that would remove both my name, and location from the equation – I don’t intend to become anonymous, I like the sense of transparency and accountability that comes from using my name. I would just like it to be able to be more permanent and less tied to a state of flux.

So, your thoughts – option 1, 2 or 3…


toph-online says:

option 2 doesn’t work though I like the name.

option 1

Nathan says:

Why doesn’t option 2 work?

I’m thinking something like

Amy says:

I like option 2. Just because that is a great story.
Option 1 could come across as a bit pretentious, perhaps, depending on how you worded it.

Tim says:

2 for me. I agree with Amy. Also it is kinda an in-joke

toph-online says:

I think that the story is great.

What is the correlation to your blog though that it is boring or that it isn’t boring?

Nathan says:

That’s for you to decide. If you think it’s boring though I don’t know why you’d bother reading.

So I’m going to suggest that the correlation would be a renewed focus on “not being boring” and “non boring things”…

Amy says:

So like Google’s ‘don’t be evil’ motto, you can have ‘don’t be boring’…

My vote is ‘St. Euty Goez 2 Townzville’

simone says:

my vote for st. euty.

Tori says:

in line with not being boring, I’m trying to find an interesting and witty way of saying “I’m with Amy”, so it’s lucky really…..

Nathan says:

I just deleted a superfluous comment of mine because my default comment view truncates the comments as they come in and I repeated Tori’s joke – this is more to explain the absence of a comment you may well have received via email than anything else. But I thought your Amy joke was particularly funny for someone who doesn’t have a TV.

Amy says:

Is it sad that it took me about 5 minutes to get it.
You’d think I’d know it off by heart by now.

Nathan says:


Crunch time survey respondees…

st-eutychus v eutychian…

What do you reckon?